Trying Big Sur from external boot drive question

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OP James C. Murray Senior Member • Posts: 2,083
Re: Trying Big Sur from external boot drive question

Frits wrote:

I have my SSD connected to a USB 3 port - definitely faster than the internal fusion drive. Very happy running my iMac like this since some time already.

My iMac has an internal SSD rather than the Fusion,  which as Tom_N tells me, is about 3 times the speed of the data transfer through the USB ports on a Late 2015 iMac regardless of the speed of the external so that is the chokepoint.

The iMac does have Thunderbolt 2 ports but finding connections for them seems to be a problem.

I am looking at replacing the iMac but want to see a bit more of where and when Apple are going with their Silicon and who will still be supporting Apps.

Thanks.

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